This has got to be the most disturbing lede of the week, more because of the mental image it conjures than any actual content:
Newt Gingrich's long, slow striptease over whether he will seek the presidency in 2008 looks like it might come to an unexpected conclusion: a date with Fred Thompson.Does Mrs Fred! know? I'm pretty sure I don't want to see film at eleven, but it's funny to imagine that even Newt isn't immune to man-stud Fred!s bald-pated charm.
One wingnut lass who is definitely immune to Fred! Pheremones (Fredimones?) is Little Debbie Schussel. She doesn't like the way Thompson accessorizes:
He hasn't entered the Presidential race yet, but Fred Thompson, yesterday, showed us why he's the scariest Republican Presidential candidate. And maybe the scariest of both parties.When reports say that Republican candidates are "playing to the base" I tend to shrug and think "well, of course they are". Then stuff like this reminds me that a largish chunk of the hardline Republican base are xenophobic kneejerk bigots and I realize just exactly how neck-deep in ordure anyone willing to suck up to that base must be.
Don't believe Thompson's claim that he understands the Islamist jihadist threat to America. His announcement, yesterday, of his choice of Spencer Abraham as campaign manager, told us everything we need to know. Although Abraham, of Lebanese descent, is a Maronite Christian, he is a career water carrier for Islamists of the most extremist stripe and made that the cornerstone of his failed, one-term Senate career and equally lousy tenure as Energy Secretary.